Randy Pitchford has continued to grind his ax against Steam
, to the extent
that they've been collected into a
lengthy Reddit post
to make it easier to understand the Gearbox boss's
). This includes a TL;DR of the TL;DR, saying "Competition good,
Steam bad." Here's the longer TL;DR from which that is distilled:
believes that what we are currently experiencing with EGS is only a mild
annoyance towards something that is ultimately very good because Valve had a
stranglehold on PC distribution and that is bad.
He believes that in a year or two, EGS will be far more developed than Steam,
because Epic is not as complacent as Valve. (I would like to note that Tim
Sweeney believes that Steam even has too many features, so Randy is pretty much
He thinks that Epic will eventually beat Valve and that in about a decade Steam
might be a dying platform, or at least whichever platform is the dominant it
will not be Steam. Randy also thinks that the fact that Valve is privately owned
is a disadvantage (lol) and compares them with Epic whose outside investors
(Tencent, yup, he considers it a good thing) are insisting on constant growth
and reinvestment into the business.
Finally, he believes that years from now we will look back to the day that Bl3
came to EGS as an amazing day for gaming because the ''Steam monopoly''